Rez Infinite -Synesthesia Suit

Tetsuya Mizuguchi + Rhizomatiks Architecture + Keio Media Design
The “Synesthesia Suit” was created to embody the multi-sensory concept behind the VR (virtual reality) video game “Rez Infinite”. The 26 actuators placed within the suit vibrate throughout the person’s body along with the music and simultaneously light up via LED. There is an element of texture to the vibrations — whether it be the feeling of stringed instruments or drums being played — to which the LED colors and light patterns synchronize as the game progresses. This multimodal suit allows the person to experience music not just through its ears but also through the senses of touch and sight.

For this exhibit, the space has been designed to extend these multimodal senses of the “Synesthesia Suit” (lights, vibrations) into the area. It is also an experiment to simulate the full body VR experience in the space.

Roppongi Hills ‘MAT LAB’, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW

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02.29—03.21 | 10:00—22:00

  • Entrance

    DOOR¥1,800 , ADV¥1500(TOKYO CITY VIEW Entrance Charge)

    Senior (65 years old or older) 1,500 yen (tax-included), high university student 1,200 yen (tax-included), 4 years old - junior high student 600 yen (tax-included)
    ※Ticket Counter : MORI TOWER 3F

  • Rez Infinite - Synesthesia Suit

    Artist: Tetsuya Mizuguchi + Rhizomatiks + Keio Media Design

    Creative Direction: Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Resonair), Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks)
    Produce & Planning: Ayahiko Sato (Rhizomatiks)
    Technical Direction & Development: Tomoaki Yanagisawa (Rhizomatiks)
    LED Suit Design & Development: Tomoaki Yanagisawa (Rhizomatiks), Toshihiko Sakurai (SQUNABICONA)
    LED Suit Device & Programming: Hideaki Tai (Rhizomatiks)
    LED Suit System / Lighting Pattern Development: 2bit (buffer Renaiss)
    LED Suit Device Development Support: Toshitaka Mochizuki
    Space Design / Construction:Propeller & Co.,Inc.

    Haptic Suit Development: Kouta Minamizawa, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Yukari Konishi (Keio Media Design / JST ACCEL Embodied Media Project)
    Haptic Suit Design: Toshihiko Sakurai (SQUNABICONA)
    Audio System: Shintaro Kamijo (Rhizomatiks)
    Suit Development Support: Takahito Hosono (Rhizomatiks)

    Rez Infinite
    Creative Direction: Tetsuya Mizuguchi
    Lead Programming: Osamu Kodera
    Development: Monstars + Enhance Games
    Original Development: United Game Artists
    ©Enhance Games 2016, SEGA 2001

Artist Profile

  • Tetsuya Mizuguchi

    Media Designer, Resonair,
    Project Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

    Along with his pursuit of research on the links between human desires and media, Tetsuya Mizuguchi engages in a wide range of creative activities in synesthesia around the globe, spanning genres such as video games, music and
    visual creation. His works include Rez (2001), Lumines (2004), and Child of Eden (2010).
  • Rhizomatiks Architecture

    A professional team thinking new contents and realizing them. We help our clients, self-government bodies and national governments to develop their facilities, local area and urban cities. Our greatest goal is to accomplish the whole process, from brainstorming about what the contents should be at each place and making a research with our client to think and realize our concept as a final output regardless of work scale, such as city development with forming a new community, urban development with "definition" of the area based on its context or facility development with brand-building. We ponder the place, event, contents, space and city at the same time, then produce the best output, not clinging to create a spatial representation. We think even an art event as an option.

  • Keio Media Design

    The mission of the Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University (KMD) is to develop media innovators who have the ability to innovate on their own to create social value. Media innovators who are able to go beyond specific disciplines and national borders and be active on the global stage will be the leaders in the creative society of the 21st century.